Program Manager, Community Engagement




Employment type: Full time

Job function: Partnership negotiation and fulfillment

Areas of focus: Community and Capacity Building through the Arts

The Moth – hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal – is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than thirty thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. [To really understand The Moth, we encourage you to listen to a few stories here:]

The Moth Community Program provides the space, tools and expertise for people to practice the art and craft of personal storytelling.  We partner with nonprofits - community-based organizations, cultural institutions, foundations, and government agencies - to host workshops that inspire confidence and self-reflection and deepen connections within and between communities.  To learn more about The Moth’s Community Program, please visit our website.

The Moth is looking to fortify its burgeoning Community Program with a Program Manager dedicated to Community Engagement. This person will be an emerging community leader with an array of contacts and an informed perspective on how to best partner with community-based orgs across the US. This position is a full-time role located in our New York office. This role is hybrid in-person/remote.

The ideal candidate has 5+ years full-time work experience, a passion for storytelling, and a commitment to community organizing.  This position tracks to non-profit management. 

The Program Manager of Community Engagement will work under the Community Program Manager to negotiate and implement strategic partnerships. They will develop and maintain systems related to partnership negotiation, as well as oversee workshop coordination, production, and administration in a way that supports the overall mission and values of The Moth. With time and familiarity, the Program Manager of Community Engagement will become a key contributor to the overall vision and strategy of the program.

Specifically, the role of Program Manager, Community Engagement will include:

  • Partnership Outreach
    • Suggest, design and implement partnership outreach strategies.
    • Manage the flow of communication between The Moth and a portfolio of partners, including fielding inquiries from interested organizations and arranging meetings
  • Program Management
    • Help deepen and expand ongoing participant engagement (e.g., Alumni Program)
    • Maintain data in AirTable, Basecamp and Salesforce
    • Assist in budget projections and upkeep
    • Help design program evaluation
    • Assist with additional administrative duties as needed
  • Workshop Coordination and Implementation
    • Schedule events and coordinate/communicate logistics
    • Manage the hiring of crew, instructors and all other relevant personnel
    • Coordinate storyteller and instructor travel
    • Negotiate and finalize partner contracts
    • Submit expense reports to our Finance Department


  • Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills
  • Ability to gather, track and synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultural and educational settings
  • Deadline oriented: ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Energized by teamwork
  • Ready to share ideas and fully consider the ideas of colleagues
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient or stronger at Excel
  • Must be willing to travel in the Greater New York area (approximately 10% of the job)


  • 5+ years full-time work experience
  • Computer skills: Salesforce and Air Table
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree or relevant experience
  • Experience using social media in a professional capacity

In lieu of a cover letter, please answer these ten questions (five very short; five a little bit longer): Click Here to Apply

 At the end, you’ll be asked to submit your resume (again, no cover letter required). 

The Moth is dedicated to building a culturally vibrant team and seeks a diverse pool of candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.